Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Biology

Title

Complete mitochondrial genome of the brain coral Platygyra carnosus

Language

English

Abstract

Despite the importance of many species of Faviidae as structural-forming corals, only five species in three genera had a sequenced mitochondrial genome. We report the sixth complete mitochondrial genome in this family from the brain coral Platygyra carnosus, which is 16,463 bp in length and AT rich (67.0%). It has the typical coral mitochondrial gene arrangement, consisting of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes and 2 transfer RNA (tRNA) genes (tRNA-Met and tRNA-Trp). The ND5 gene is interrupted by a large group I intron which contains 10 protein-coding genes and 12S rRNA. Compared with related species from the same family, the three non-coding regions that are longer than 200 bp are less conserved in sequences than the coding regions, indicating potential markers for population genetic studies. © 2013 Informa UK, Ltd.

Keywords

Coral, Mitochondrial genome, Platygyra

Publication Date

2013

Source Publication Title

Mitochondrial DNA

Volume

24

Issue

3

Start Page

194

End Page

195

Publisher

Informa Healthcare

DOI

10.3109/19401736.2012.744981

ISSN (print)

19401736

ISSN (electronic)

19401744

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